Anybody who has been paying attention has watched as the Obama-Clinton foreign policy in the Middle East has completely destabilized the region and allowed for terrorist organizations to rise and create chaos. Just recently he released five top level commanders of the Taliban in exchange for one Army deserter who previously declared jihad on our nation, and if what’s happening in Iraq right now is an indication of what’s to come from that release we’re all in trouble.
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was released from American custody the same year that our dear leader took office and vowed to close the infamous prison, isn’t that nice?
According to the Washington Post:
“But the narrative solidifies in 2005, when he was captured by American forces and spent the next four years a prisoner in the Bucca Camp in southern Iraq. It was from his time there that the first known picture of Baghdadi emerged. And it’s also there, reports Al-Monitor, that he possibly met and trained with key al-Qaeda fighters.
He gained enough respect that by 2010, after several leaders of the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq were killed, he assumed control of it. At that time, the power of the Islamist militancy in Iraq was at its lowest ebb, and the number of killings had plunged. The Sunni rebellion, which it had once spearheaded, was on the verge of collapse.
But then Syria happened. The civil war there, which left a vacuum of authority in large tracts of the country, fueled a resurgence of the group. The upheaval gave rise to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Over the following years, as many as 12,000 militant Islamists — 3,000 of whom were from Western countries — flocked to the region to fight, according to the Soufan Group, an intelligence consultancy.”
Unfortunately, Obama and the Democrats will continue to tout their foreign policy as a great success even though Iraq, which was once stabilized, is falling to pieces at the hands of radical Islamists just like the rest of its neighbors.